First in Independent India

The First (Male) of Independent India

Independent India

स्वतंत्र भारत के प्रथम (पुरुष)

The First (Male) of Independent IndiaNameTimeIMAGE
प्रथम राष्ट्रपति कौन थेडॉ. राजेंद्र प्रसादJan. 26, 1950 to May 14, 1962Dr. Rajendra Prasad
प्रथम प्रधानमंत्री कौन थेपं. जवाहर लाल नेहरूAug. 15, 1947 to May 27, 1964Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
प्रथम (और अंतिम) भारतीय गवर्नर जनरल कौन थेस. राजगोपालाचारीJune 21, 1948 to Jan. 26 1950C. Rajagopalachari
The First Indian who went in SpaceRakesh Sharma1984 Mission: Soyuz T-11Rakesh Sharma
Who was the First Commander-in-ChiefKodandera Madappa CariappaJan. 16, 1949 to Jan. 14, 1953Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
Who was the First President who died while in officeZakir HusainMay 13, 1967 to May 3, 1969Zakir Husain
Who was the First Prime Minister who did not face the ParliamentCharan SinghJuly, 28 1979 to January 14, 1980Charan Singh
Who was the First Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Jamshedji ManekshawJune 8, 1969 to Jan. 15, 1973S.H.F. Jamshedji Manekshaw
Who was the First Indian who crossed the English ChannelMihir Sen1958Mihir Sen
Who did receive the First Jnanpith AwardG. Sankara Kurup1965G. Sankara Kurup
Who was the First Speaker of Lok SabhaGanesh Vasudev MavalankarMay 15, 1952 to Jan. 13 1956Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
Who was the First Air Chief MarshalSubroto MukerjeeApril 1954 to Nov. 1960Subroto Mukerjee
Who was the First Education MinisterAbul Kalam AzadAug. 15, 1947 to Feb. 2, 1958Abul Kalam Azad
Who was the First Home Minister (& First Deputy Prime Minister)Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai PatelAug. 15, 1947 to Dec. 15, 1950Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel
Who was the First Vice-PresidentDr. S. RadhakrishnanJan. 26 1952 to May 12, 1962Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Who was the First Naval ChiefVice Admiral Ram Dass KatariApril 22, 1958 to June 4, 1962Vice Admiral Ram Dass Katari
Who was the First (Indian) President of the International Court of Justice (Hague)Dr. Nagendra Singh1985 to 1988Dr. Nagendra Singh
Who did First receive Param Vir ChakraMajor Som Nath SharmaMajor Som Nath Sharma
Who did First receive Ramon Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave1958Acharya Vinoba Bhave
Who was the First Indian who received Nobel Prize in MedicineHar Gobind Khorana1968Har Gobind Khorana
The First Indian who received Stalin (now Lenin) Peace PrizeSaifuddin Kitchlew1952Saifuddin Kitchlew
Who was the First Chief Justice of Supreme CourtJustice Hirala J. KaniaJan. 26, 1950 to Nov. 6, 1951Justice Hirala J. Kania
The First person (Indian) who received Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen1998Amartya Sen
Who was the First person resigned from the Central CabinetShyama Prasad MukherjeeApril 6, 1950Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
Who was the First Chief Justice of Supreme Court Acted as the President of India (Acting President)Justice M. HidayatullahJuly 20, 1969 to Aug. 24, 1969Justice M. Hidayatullah
Who was the First Finance MinisterShanmukham Chetty1947 to 1949Shanmukham Chetty
Who was the First Prime Minister resigned without completing his tenureMorarji DesaiMarch 24, 1977 to July 28, 1979 Resigned in – 1979Morarji Desai
Who was the First Defence MinisterBaldev Singh1947–1952Baldev Singh
Who was the First Law MinisterBhimrao Ramji AmbedkarAug. 15, 1947 to Sep. 1951Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Who was the First Chief Minister died during his tenureC. N. AnnaduraiFeb. 1967 to Feb. 3, 1969 Died in Feb. 3, 1969C. N. Annadurai

First (Female) in Independent India

स्वतंत्र भारत में प्रथम (महिला)

The First (Female) of Independent IndiaFemaleTenure/TimePicture
The First Woman who became Cabinet Minister (She was Health Minister)Rajkumari Amrit Kaur1947 to 1957Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
Who was the First Woman Governor (of a state)(She served as governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh)Mrs. Sarojini Naidu1947 to 1949Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
Who was the First (& only) Woman Prime MinisterMrs. Indira GandhiJan. 24, 1966 to March 24, 1977 & Jan. 14, 1980 to Oct. 31, 1984Mrs. Indira Gandhi
Who was the First Woman Judge of Supreme CourtJustice M. Fathima BeeviOct. 6, 1989 to April 29, 1992Justice M. Fathima Beevi
Who was the First Woman Ambassador (First woman who cleared Indian Civil Services Exam and first woman who joined Indian Foreign Service)Miss C. B. MuthammaJoined IFS in 1949Miss C. B. Muthamma
Who was the First Woman President of the United Nations General AssemblyVijaya Lakshmi Pandit1953Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Who was the First Woman Chief Minister of stateSucheta KriplaniOct. 2, 1963 to March 13, 1967Sucheta Kriplani
Who was the First Woman Speaker of Lok SabhaMeira KumarJune 4, 2009 to May 18, 2014Meira Kumar
Who was the First woman crossed the English Channel (She is first Indian female sportsperson who received Padma Shri in 1960)Arati Saha1959Arati Saha
Who was the First woman cosmonaut (from India)Kalpana ChawlaIn 1997, first flew on Space Shuttle ColumbiaKalpana Chawla
Who was the First Indian woman received Academy Award (for Best Costume Design)Bhanu Athaiya1982 (for movie Gandhi)Bhanu Athaiya
The first Indian female gymnast who won Medal at Commonwealth GamesDipa Karmakar2014Dipa Karmakar
Who did receive the First title of Miss WorldReita Faria1966Reita Faria
Who did receive the First title of Miss UniverseSushmita Sen1994Sushmita Sen
Who was the First Woman PresidentPratibha Devisingh PatilJuly 25, 2007 to July 25, 2012Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Who was the First (female) train driverSurekha Yadav1988Surekha Yadav
Who was the First woman commercial PilotDurba Banerjee1956Durba Banerjee
The first Indian woman who received the ‘Légion d’honneur’Dr. Asha Pande2010Dr. Asha Pande
The youngest woman who achieved the title of grandmaster (Chess)Humpy Koneru2001Humpy Koneru
Who is the first 100% visually challenged Indian Foreign Service OfficerNL Beno Zephine2015NL Beno Zephine
The First woman who received Jnanpith AwardAshapoorna Devi1976Ashapoorna Devi
The First woman who received the ‘Bharat Ratna’ awardIndira Gandhi1971Indira Gandhi
The first woman (in the world) who climbed Mount Everest twiceSantosh YadavFirst in – 1992 & Second time in 1993Santosh Yadav

First in India Before Independence

आजादी से पहले भारत में प्रथम

The First in India (Before Independence)NameTenure/TimePicture
Who was the First President of Indian National CongressWomesh Chandra Bonnerjee1885Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee
The First person who cleared the Indian Civil Service Exam (ICS)Satyendranath Tagore1863Satyendranath Tagore
The First person who received a Nobel Prize (in literature)Rabindra Nath Tagore1913Rabindra Nath Tagore
The First person who received a Nobel Prize (in Physics)C. V. Raman1930C. V. Raman
The First Indian who became a pilot (of solo air flight)Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD Tata)1929Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
The First Indian leader who visited EnglandRaja Ram Mohan Roy1832Raja Ram Mohan Roy
The first Indian who was appointed as member of the British House of LordsSatyendra Prasanno Sinha1919Satyendra Prasanno Sinha
Who were the first (two) female graduatesKadambini GangulyPassed in 1882 & degree received in 1883Kadambini Ganguly
Who were the first (two) female graduatesChandramukhi BasuPassed in 1882 & degree received in 1883Chandramukhi Basu
Who was the First woman honors graduateKamini Roy1886Kamini Roy
Who the first woman to read law at Oxford University (She was the first female advocate)Cornelia Sorabji1889Cornelia Sorabji

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